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Southern Ground Hornbill

Southern Ground Hornbill, originally uploaded by gwendolen. Seen near the big baobab tree at one of the Letaba river loops near Shimuwini in Kruger National Park. She seems to have a clouded eye. We saw her in a group of four. Two males were in the baobab, singing. Loved that sighting (and hearing)

Hornbill | BPW #43

The Southern Ground-hornbills are large birds, up to around 90 to 129 cm and not at all shy. Don’t you think they have the most beautiful eyelashes? The male hornbill has vivid red patches of bare skin on the face and throat. Females have violet-blue skin on their throats. Ground Hornbills don’t hop, they walk.…